If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been caught in the age old debate of which vacuum type is best for hardwood flooring, and have come to the conclusion that canister vacuum cleaners are the obvious winner.
The problem now is in the gross amount of vacuum cleaners that are currently available in the marketplace.
This article is to help you eliminate the confusion in canister form, and give you an easy list of the best canister cleaners that will keep your hardwood looking beautiful for many years to come:
1. Miele S5281 Callisto – If you have allergies, this tiny machine is a great choice. The Callisto comes with a HEPA filtration system, adjustable suction controls, and onboard storage for attachments. Weighing in at just 13.5 pounds, its wonderful to carry around the house. The Callisto also comes with separate attachments for both hardwood and carpet, both of which have high performance levels according to reviews. It is also very pricey, and though some allergy sufferers say the price is worth the relief, not everyone is willing to empty their wallets for it.
2. Dyson DC39 Multi Floor Canister Vacuum – Dyson sets the stage as one of the best, and its leading canister models are perfect for every floor including hardwood. Dyson vacuums are famous for their ball system, allowing for greater mobility and giving you less of a hassle. This cleaner has great suction power, works well on hardwood, and is bag less. The only caution I have is that it does have the beater bar traditionally seen on uprights, and it is immensely important that the beater bar is not on when vacuuming your hardwood. But otherwise, this is a great cleaning machine with strong reviews to go along with it.
3. Electrolux Oxygen Canister EL6988E – The next on this list has all the power of the Callisto without the price tag. With features like the HEPA filter, finger controls and adjustable suction, as well as separate heads for carpet and hard floors, it gives you the cleaning you want without the fallout from your wallet. There are some complaints about the durability of this model, which is why it comes equipped with a five year warranty. But overall, the Electrolux is powerful, quiet, easy to use, and great for hardwood and your wallet.
4. Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G – I listed this vacuum as one of the best for pet hair as well, but if the shoe fits, wear it right? The Mighty Mite is a powerful little machine weighing in at only 9 pounds. It’s specialty lies in hard floors like wood, and it has a powerful suction head and great durability. It isn’t as pricey as some of the other vacuums listed above, which makes it great for a tighter wallet. Some say it’s a bit noisy, but if you’re willing to overlook this little nuance, it’s a great value for your money.
These are some of the best canister vacuums available for hardwood, and they range across a wide spectrum of prices. The important thing is to find the right vacuum for you, and for your hardwood.